White Claw Hard Seltzer to launch in Australia

Mark Anthony Brands International is taking its White Claw Hard Seltzer to Australia this October through a partnership with Australasian food and beverage marketing company Lion. The new agreement between Mark Anthony Brands International (MABI) and Lion Australia will see White Claw Hard Seltzer – an alcoholic sparkling water – enter the market in October this year. The deal comes just weeks after White Claw announced plans to launch in the UK from 1 June…

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Lost Spirits Distillery raises $2.2m for Las Vegas site

California-based Lost Spirits Distillery has secured US$2.2 million through crowdfunding to open an immersive distillery and visitor experience in Las Vegas by late 2020. Lost Spirits uses patented technology to recreate the effect of 20 years of barrel ageing in a laboratory to make whisky, rum and brandy. Lost Spirits said it now holds the title of ‘most oversubscribed offering’ after making crowdfunding history on We Funder by raising US$2.2m “in a matter of days”…

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Angel’s Envy unveils vast innovation plans

Having launched in its first overseas market, Kentucky Bourbon brand Angel’s Envy has revealed extensive innovation plans, with 17 new projects in the pipeline. This week, Angel’s Envy debuted its core Port cask-finished Bourbon in the UK, starting with a limited number of cases for select on-trade accounts. The brand – which is made in Louisville, Kentucky – was first launched in 2006 by Wes Henderson and his father, the late Lincoln Henderson, who was…

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Cotswolds Distillery raises £1m for whisky expansion

The Cotswolds Distillery has surpassed its £1 million (US$1.3m) fundraising goal, which will enable the company to expand its whisky production. The English producer raised the cash through its Angel’s Share 2 fundraising platform, which opened on 2 December 2019. The crowdfunding campaign remains open to investors until 13 January 2020. A minimum investment of £1,012 (US$1,320) is required. Dan Szor, founder and CEO of The Cotswolds Distillery, said: “It is a very exciting time…

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Aviation Gin to ‘disrupt’ UK market with expansion plans

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin brand is seeking to expand its presence in the UK with a multi-million-pound investment. The American gin brand, which was acquired by Deadpool actor Reynolds in February 2018, has “continued its rapid growth” and is now targeting the UK market. According to the brand, Aviation is responsible for at least 30% of the gin category’s growth in the US. Aviation Gin is now available in more than 40 countries with “further…

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